The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (new Edition) by Neil GaimanThe Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (new Edition) by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (new Edition)

byNeil GaimanIllustratorSam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.

 

In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman.

 

This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings," which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.

Includes issues 1-8 of the original series with completely new coloring, approved by the author.
Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Medal-winning The Graveyard Book and Coraline, the basis for the hit movie. His other books include Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, American Gods, and Stardust, (winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award as one of 2000's top novels for young adults) as well as t...
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Title:The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (new Edition)Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10.2 × 6.7 × 0.4 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:DC ComicsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401225756

ISBN - 13:9781401225759

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sandman One of the greatest comic series of all time; each volume is its own special piece of magic
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The King of Dreams is the King of Comics Unbelievable story. I burned through this so quickly - I just couldn't put it down. I'm now on volume 4 in the series, if that tells you anything.
Date published: 2017-08-04
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Amazing Fantastically illustrated with an intriguing story. One of the best Graphic Novel series I've read by far. You can read them in just about any order you wish (with the exception of he final few). #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible There's a reason this series has won so many awards and is widely considered the greatest series in all of comics; because it's just that good. This volume has a great introduction arc to the characters, world and themes that run through the entire series. You'll be better off for reading it.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal This is the start of the most amazing comic book series ever
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Believe in the HYPE Of course anyone who reads comics (or just reads period.) will tell you that Neil Gaiman is a GOD. I had never got around to reading The Sandman and I am so glad I finally did! It is incredible from start to finish: beautifully drawn and brilliantly written. I'm already reading The Doll's House!
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic first instalment to an amazing series Like all of Neil Gaiman's works, this first volume of the Sandman series hooks you right from the start.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! One of my favourite graphic novels... The entire series is a masterpiece.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So Cool I really loved this comic, i wasnt too sure at first but im glad i decided to read it. Wasnt the best one from the series but its a great introduction to the series.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible If you haven't read Sandman yet you are missing out.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!! Exceeded my already sky-high expectations... Quite possibly the best comic I've ever read, maybe even one of the best BOOKS I've ever read.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as you've heard it is I'm always hesitant when everyone tells you something is the best, but really this is one of the best, most mature and well written series you'll find.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from God of the Story The first volume of "The Sandman" is such an intricately crafted series of classical and contemporary myths and legends that I'm dumbfounded by how this story was birthed. It illicited countless emotions and thoughts with its sentimental and intellectual content. Granted, some parts did feel awkward, as Neil Gaiman himself acknowledged. Yet, I couldn't put it down and I'm excited to read further into the series.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Literary Accomplishment This series transcends what some consider to be "comic books". Along with other series like The Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Fables, (etc.) this series of novels proves that a Graphic Novel can be just as "literary" as a written novel. If you start here, with issue 1, you can plot and follow the exploits of Dream and the other Endless, who govern various functions of existence. However the Trade Paperbacks are designed to also be read as a self contained story. Featuring characters and mythos from all around the world, the Sandman is full of intrigue and adventure. It may not be the easiest read in comparison to the pulp fiction style of some graphic novels, but believe me, it is well worth the effort.
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